EDWARD P. CLAPP (“The Shanghai Ship to Love”) taught writing at the Art Institute of Philadelphia while living in West Philly. His fiction and poetry have been included in journals and anthologies in both the United States and the United Kingdom and his spoken word performances have been featured as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Guild Hall (East Hampton, NY) Summer Writers Series. “The Shanghai Ship to Love” is a collection of excerpts from his first novel, Paint. Edward lives and works in New York.